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Mindkoo UniCat wireless headphones are probably the coolest headphones you can buy your kids this Christmas

Mindkoo UniCat wireless headphones are probably the coolest headphones you can buy your kids this Christmas

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If you have kids, around about this time of year, you're going to start getting requests for all the cool toys and gadgets they're wanting to place on their Christmas lists. If you're wanting an inexpensive pair of cool, child-friendly headphones, the... >>

Onkyo's hi-res music download store gets a total makeover to put usability first

Onkyo's hi-res music download store gets a total makeover to put usability first

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Onkyo has completely revamped its high-resolution audio download store, Onkyo Music. The service, available in the UK, US and Germany is an extension of e-Onkyo Music, the store used in Onkyo's native Japan. What is high-resolution audio and which streaming... >>

What is high-resolution audio and which streaming services offer it?

What is high-resolution audio and which streaming services offer it?

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If you've ever listened to a CD recording of your favourite album next to a stream from Spotify, you may well notice a difference. That's because the quality of the recording on the CD is significantly greater than the compressed stream you get from Spotify. High-resolution... >>

Google Pixel Buds in-ear headphones will translate speech in real time

Google Pixel Buds in-ear headphones will translate speech in real time

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Google used its 4 October event to unveil a new Daydream View VR headset, and with it, introduced a pair of wireless in-ear Bluetooth headphones called Google Pixel Buds. While they will work with the Daydream View, the Pixel branding means they're just... >>

Nura launches Nuraphones with intelligent acoustic learning technology

Nura launches Nuraphones with intelligent acoustic learning technology

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Australian audio company Nura has just announced the Nuraphones, the company's first product and possible thanks to many generous donations via Kickstarter. The company managed to raise just over $1.8m with only a $100,00 goal, clearly the Nuraphones... >>

Bowers & Wilkins PX headphones are company's first with active noise cancellation

Bowers & Wilkins PX headphones are company's first with active noise cancellation

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Bowers and Wilkins has finally entered the ANC arena with its PX headphones. The over-ear cans come with active noise cancellation and replace the company's P7 Wireless in its line-up.That's because they have audiophile traits, even with the noise cancellation... >>

Bowers & Wilkins PX review: ANC and audiophile talents combine in these knock-out over-ears
5.0 stars

Bowers & Wilkins PX review: ANC and audiophile talents combine in these knock-out over-ears

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Bowers & Wilkins always takes its time over things. It is never one to rush out a speaker or pair of headphones simply because a new technology has popped up. It would rather do something well or not at all.That has been evidenced in almost all of its... >>

Urbanista Seattle Wireless review: An affordable on-ear ace
4.5 stars

Urbanista Seattle Wireless review: An affordable on-ear ace

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We're fortunate enough to test all manner of headphones at Pocket-lint, branching across a wide variety of feature sets and price points. What's particularly striking about the Urbanista Seattle Wireless is the subtle yet elegant design - achieved at... >>

Focal Listen review: Wired headphones with a vocal-forward neutral sound profile
4.0 stars

Focal Listen review: Wired headphones with a vocal-forward neutral sound profile

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With so many sound technologies now available in headphones, lots of over-ear models cram in all the bells and whistles features - which typically sees the price skyrocket.Not so the Focal Listen. These over-ear cans are wired only, meaning no fancy Bluetooth... >>

B&O BeoPlay H9 review: Audio prestige doesn’t come cheap, but it's well worth it
4.5 stars

B&O BeoPlay H9 review: Audio prestige doesn’t come cheap, but it's well worth it

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B&O BeoPlay headphones are all about comfortable wear, luxury materials, considered style and, well, everything that its Danish parent company, Bang & Olufsen, represents.That said, we've actually found the range of BeoPlay H-series headphones to have... >>

Bose introduces QC35 II headphones with built-in Google Assistant

Bose introduces QC35 II headphones with built-in Google Assistant

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Following a leak last week, Bose has now confirmed a second-generation pair of its QuietComfort 35 wireless over-ear noise-cancelling headphones, now with Google Assistant built in. Bose QuietComfort 35 review: The perfect travel companion The QC35 II... >>

Brainwavz B200 review: Superb sound and low price make purchase a no-brainer
5.0 stars

Brainwavz B200 review: Superb sound and low price make purchase a no-brainer

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The in-ear headphones market is never short of new pairs vying for your attention. The latest pair of affordable in-ears we've put under scrutiny for review is the B200, from Hong Kong-based manufacturer Brainwavz.We'll admit, it's not a company we've... >>

Beats Studio 3 Wireless review: Smart sounding, ultra long-lasting headphones
5.0 stars

Beats Studio 3 Wireless review: Smart sounding, ultra long-lasting headphones

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In 2016 Beats upgraded two of its most popular headphones - the Powerbeats and Solo - and released the all new Beats X. All three came equipped with the same W1 chip that makes the Apple AirPods so convenient to pair for iPhone users.For 2017 it's... >>

Bose's next headphones might come with a Google Assistant button

Bose's next headphones might come with a Google Assistant button

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Bose might be Google's next partner.A couple weeks ago, Google announced it partnered with manufacturers, including Panasonic and LG, with the purpose of integrating its Google Assistant AI into their speakers and appliances. Now, we think Bose will be... >>

Sony WF-1000X review: The wire-free earphones to beat
4.5 stars

Sony WF-1000X review: The wire-free earphones to beat

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The wire-free earphones race is hotting up, with some of the bigger-name audio companies getting in on the action. For the Sony WF-1000X, however, it's not just about a great sounding pair of earphones, it's about killing the noise with excellent in-ear... >>

What is Apple AirPower wireless charging and will it work for your device?

What is Apple AirPower wireless charging and will it work for your device?

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Apple has revealed its latest iPhone handsets and along with some great new features, including Face ID biometric security on the new iPhone X, the company has finally embraced wireless charging.The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and forthcoming flagship phone... >>

Sennheiser OCX 686 review: Wired for sports
4.0 stars

Sennheiser OCX 686 review: Wired for sports

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For many there's probably the temptation to use whichever headphones you happen to have lying around for your workouts, but that's really not the best strategy. Picking a pair that are designed to cope with getting sweaty and rained on, to take the abuse... >>

Beats Studio 3 Wireless boasts smarter noise cancelling, long battery life

Beats Studio 3 Wireless boasts smarter noise cancelling, long battery life

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Beats by Dre has just taken the wraps off its latest product: the Studio 3 Wireless. In essence, Beats has kept the design of the Studio 2, but completely reinvented everything on the inside.  Best Beats headphones: Which Beats are right for you? For... >>

Sony WI-1000X preview: Killing sound with Sony's new noise-cancelling headphones

Sony WI-1000X preview: Killing sound with Sony's new noise-cancelling headphones

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Let's not beat around the bush: the Sony MDR-1000X are an exceptional pair of wireless noise-cancelling headphones. So successful in fact that Sony is exporting some of that noise-cancelling mastery and expanding the family to a range of 1000X devices.There's... >>

Bragi will bring Alexa support to the Dash and Dash Pro wire-free in-ear headphones

Bragi will bring Alexa support to the Dash and Dash Pro wire-free in-ear headphones

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Bragi has announced that it will be rolling out a software update in October that will see Amazon's Alexa voice-assistant come to its Dash Pro and Dash wire-free in-ear headphones. Bragi Dash Pro review: All the smarts in a convenient, wire-free earphone... >>

Sennheiser unveils trio of in-ear headphones at IFA 2017

Sennheiser unveils trio of in-ear headphones at IFA 2017

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German headphone manufacturer Sennheiser has revealed three new pairs of in-ear headphones at IFA 2017 in Berlin. Among the new products are an additional member to the Momentum family in the form of the Momentum Free. IFA 2017: All the announcements... >>

Sony WH-1000XM2 improves on our favourite noise cancelling headphones

Sony WH-1000XM2 improves on our favourite noise cancelling headphones

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After winning the Best Headphones category at the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards in 2016, the MDR-1000X cans with active noise cancelling have become rather popular indeed - especially in the office here.Sony isn't resting on its laurels, however. It has... >>

Got an iPhone or iPad? Check out the Q Adapt In-Ear headphones by Libratone

Got an iPhone or iPad? Check out the Q Adapt In-Ear headphones by Libratone

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If you have one of the latest Apple iPhone models, the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, you'll know that the headphone jack has been removed, so you'll need a pair of headphones with a Lightning connector.The Libratone Q Adapt In-Ear Earphones, then, will suit. They... >>

BeoPlay E8 are B&O Play's first completely wireless in-ears

BeoPlay E8 are B&O Play's first completely wireless in-ears

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Bang & Olufsen's lifestyle arm, B&O Play, has joined the numerous other headphone brands in releasing a pair of in-ears without a single wire in sight. B&O Play BeoPlay E4 noise-cancelling in-ears promise uninterrupted Scandi sound The Beoplay E8 are... >>

Samsung updates its Gear IconX wireless earbuds with a battery boost

Samsung updates its Gear IconX wireless earbuds with a battery boost

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Samsung has announced another device alongside the Gear Sport and Gear Fit 2 Pro while at IFA in Berlin.It's not another fitness tracker or a watch, but it is a wearable. Samsung introduced the 2018 version of its Gear IconX wireless earbuds. The original... >>

Samsung Gear IconX 2018 preview: Battery life boost and Bixby voice control for wireless in-ears

Samsung Gear IconX 2018 preview: Battery life boost and Bixby voice control for wireless in-ears

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The truly wireless in-ear market is well and truly upon us, with heaps of options now available: Apple AirPods, Jabra Elite Sport, Bragi Dash Pro, Sol Republic Amps Air, to name but a few.Samsung also wants a piece of the wire-free pie, with its original... >>

Audio Technica ATH-ADX5000 are £2000 of audiophile headphone heaven

Audio Technica ATH-ADX5000 are £2000 of audiophile headphone heaven

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While catering for the majority of music listeners with a plethora of wireless headphones, Audio Technica has also produced a pair of audiophile-grade reference headphones for those who want to hear their music with exquisite detail.Called the ATH-ADX5000... >>

Audio Technica announces new wireless headphone models for the discerning music listener on-the-go

Audio Technica announces new wireless headphone models for the discerning music listener on-the-go

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Headphone experts Audio Technica has used IFA 2017 to introduce several new pairs of headphones, designed to cater for all music listeners.Chief among the new products are the ATH-AR5BT wireless over-ear headphones, which are targeted at those who want... >>

Reasons to buy the Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear headphones for your morning commute

Reasons to buy the Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear headphones for your morning commute

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So you've just started your commute to work - whether that's by bus, train or subway - and you want to listen to music, watch a video or play a video game without disturbing your neighbours.You'll need headphones, then.For the best in terms of versatility... >>

Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Flyer: Fitness tracking giant introduces GPS smartwatch and wireless headphones

Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Flyer: Fitness tracking giant introduces GPS smartwatch and wireless headphones

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Fitbit has announced its long-rumoured GPS smartwatch in the form of the Fitbit Ionic, alongside a pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones called Fitbit Flyer.The Fitbit Ionic smartwatch has an aluminium build with interchangeable straps and it comes with... >>

Sol Republic Amps Air review: Affordable and great-sounding AirPods alternatives
4.0 stars

Sol Republic Amps Air review: Affordable and great-sounding AirPods alternatives

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It's no surprise that wire-free earphones are here to stay, we're pleased to say. Technology has been on a mission to eradicate wires ever since we realised wireless is more convenient. What's more, with Apple bringing the concept to mass market with... >>

Google is working on a set of smart headphones with Assistant built-in

Google is working on a set of smart headphones with Assistant built-in

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It seems Google is ramping up its hardware efforts. Following the news that the company is working on a new Chromebook Pixel and a smaller version of the Google Home smart speaker - along with two new Pixel phones of course, fresh evidence suggests a... >>

AKG N60NC Wireless review: The ultimate on-the-go headphones?
4.0 stars

AKG N60NC Wireless review: The ultimate on-the-go headphones?

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When it comes to noise-cancelling headphones for travellers there are many premium options. The AKG N60NC Wireless cut the necessity for wires in these established noise-cancellers — although a 3.5mm cable is included, as backup — in a lightweight,... >>

Audio Technica ATH-MSR7SE headphones improve upon an already accomplished formula

Audio Technica ATH-MSR7SE headphones improve upon an already accomplished formula

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Audio Technica has announced the ATH-MSR7E, a Special Edition version of the five star ATH-MSR7. The new model doesn't just come with a new visually stunning navy and gold colour finish, but an improved sound too. Audio Technica ATH-MSR7 review: Neutral... >>

Motorola's Stream wireless earbuds cost just £80 and work with Siri

Motorola's Stream wireless earbuds cost just £80 and work with Siri

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Motorola has launched a pair of wireless earbuds that cost half the price of Apple's AirPods.Dubbed Stream, Motorola's new wireless earbuds are now available to buy in the UK for just £79.99 ($105). The Lenovo-owned company didn't even announce or... >>

Students, get a free pair of Beats headphones with an iPad Pro or Mac

Students, get a free pair of Beats headphones with an iPad Pro or Mac

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It's back to school season, and Apple is feeling generous towards current and prospective university students. As of today, Apple is giving students who buy select Mac and iPads either from an Apple Store or online, a free pair of Beats headphones. Best... >>

Jabra Elite Sport (2017) review: Mighty impressive wire-free earphones
4.5 stars

Jabra Elite Sport (2017) review: Mighty impressive wire-free earphones

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There's no denying it, the age of the wire-free earphones is here, almost to the point of becoming an established norm. While we can thank Apple AirPods for stoking the fire and assisting with enabling this mass-market position, there are lots of other... >>

Best in-ear headphones: 10 great wired, wireless and wire-free earphones

Best in-ear headphones: 10 great wired, wireless and wire-free earphones

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Most smartphones will come bundled with a pair of free in-ear headphones, but more often than not they're not exactly high-quality. For occasional music listeners they're fine, but if you want to get the most out of your tunes then an upgrade is in order.When... >>

Kylie Jenner and new Beats special edition headphones - a match made in heaven?

Kylie Jenner and new Beats special edition headphones - a match made in heaven?

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Beats by Dr Dre has teamed up with French fashion house Balmain to produce a limited edition version of the Beats Studio Wireless over-ear noise-cancelling headphones and Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless in-ear sports headphones, with the entire campaign... >>

Bragi Dash Pro review: All the smarts in a convenient, wire-free earphone
4.5 stars

Bragi Dash Pro review: All the smarts in a convenient, wire-free earphone

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We're halfway through 2017 and at the point where a large number of companies are building completely wire-free earphones. Even the low-cost Chinese manufacturers are shipping them via Amazon. But when you look back, it was Bragi that initially pushed... >>

Beyerdynamic Xelento Wireless in-ear headphones promise audiophile sound for £1,000

Beyerdynamic Xelento Wireless in-ear headphones promise audiophile sound for £1,000

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German headphone manufacturer Beyerdynamic has a new pair of wireless in-ear headphones to bring to your attention, but only serious audiophiles (or those with high disposable income), should really take note.The Xelento Wireless are expensive, there's... >>

Apple AirPods might one day add biometric, fitness tracking tech

Apple AirPods might one day add biometric, fitness tracking tech

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Some big changes could come to Apple's AirPods soon.The wireless headphones were introduced when Apple took the headphone jack away from iPhone 7 users, in order to give them the opportunity to still listen to tunes while on the go. They're pretty smart... >>

Commuting this morning? Take Your Time with Mpow M3 Headphones on your Journey

Commuting this morning? Take Your Time with Mpow M3 Headphones on your Journey

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The daily commute can be a real slog: early starts, packed trains and getting home late. One of the best ways to alleviate the burden of commuting is by listening to some music and the Mpow M3 headphones are the perfect companion.The Mpow M3 headphones connect... >>

Audio Technica ATH-LS70iS review: Exceptional detail at an affordable price point
4.5 stars

Audio Technica ATH-LS70iS review: Exceptional detail at an affordable price point

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We love going to gigs and concerts. Seeing our favourite bands and artists belt out our most memorable songs, there are few feelings that come close. And with its ATH-LS70iS in-ear monitors, Audio-Technica is hoping to bring the live experience direct... >>

Denon AH-C21R review: Comfortable, affordable in-ears with a classy sound
4.5 stars

Denon AH-C21R review: Comfortable, affordable in-ears with a classy sound

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Denon is on a mission with its new C-series of headphones, a mission to bring exceptional sound quality to the masses at affordable prices. We've seen the company's flagship C821R in-ear headphones, which use a Dual Air Compression driver to deliver... >>

Monster announces earphones specially tuned for Honor 9 smartphone

Monster announces earphones specially tuned for Honor 9 smartphone

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Monster isn't averse to a partnership. Whether sports star, rock star or superstar DJ, its audio products and headphones are well known to have proliferated fashion and lifestyle ambassadors. So for Monster to partner with Chinese smartphone maker Honor... >>

Dior Homme x Sennheiser: Fashion hits headphones hard with stunning results

Dior Homme x Sennheiser: Fashion hits headphones hard with stunning results

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Dior Homme and Sennheiser have announced the latest fusion of fashion and technology in a partnership being called Dior Homme x Sennheiser.The fusion of Dior Homme's serious styling for men and Sennheiser's serious audio skills see some of Sennheiser's... >>

B&O Play BeoPlay E4 noise-cancelling in-ears promise uninterrupted Scandi sound

B&O Play BeoPlay E4 noise-cancelling in-ears promise uninterrupted Scandi sound

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Bang & Olufsen's lifestyle arm B&O Play has unveiled its latest pair of in-ear headphones, the BeoPlay E4. The E4 are the successor to the H3 in-ear headphones and so retain their active noise cancellation status, which this time round is vastly improved.... >>

Plantronics' trio of RIG headsets deliver Dolby Atmos on Xbox One, Project Scorpio and Windows 10

Plantronics' trio of RIG headsets deliver Dolby Atmos on Xbox One, Project Scorpio and Windows 10

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Plantronics has announced a new three-strong range of gaming headsets for Xbox One, upcoming Project Scorpio and Windows 10 PCs that support Dolby Atmos. The three headsets: RIG400LX, RIG600LX and wireless RIG800LX (pictured left to right), will be able... >>

V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless review: Jaw-dropping sound from new neckband earphones
5.0 stars

V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless review: Jaw-dropping sound from new neckband earphones

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V-Moda has won accolades and superlatives from all sectors for its big on-ear and over-ear headphones. The in-ears have been around a little while, but somehow have been a little outshone by the bigger sibling. And with the V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless,... >>